Malawi with connoisseurs – 2017

Scientifically guided exclusive travel with Prof. Friedemann Schrenk to Malawi from 13.5. – 31.05. 2017

Malawi, Sonnenuntergang
Malawi, Sonnenuntergang
All good things come in threes: the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Africa (ZIAF) also leads 2017 a scientifically guided trip to Malawi. The least known of all Central African countries advertises with the slogan “Welcome to Malawi, the warm heart of Africa”. Rightly so, because the hospitality and warmth of the approximately 16 million inhabitants is, like the country, original, and not fake. Arm resources, Malawi is rich in beautiful landscapes and largely unknown National Park, a 560-km-long freshwater lake and a unique history that dates back millions of years.
Professor Friedemann Schrenk, one of the most internationally renowned biologist and paleoanthropologists, and Dr. Stefan Schmid, manager of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Africa at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, you will see next to the beauty of the country and sites of early man fossils in northern Malawi, where Prof. Schrenk is working for some 30 years and temporarily lives. As a professor of biology and paleoanthropology Professor Schrenk will allow participants to participate during the trip on his rich knowledge and his research results. Dr. Schmid is an experienced organizer of scientific events also Africa prior to travel at any time by phone and by email for all practical issues and will be the journey also photographically documented.
The trip is aimed at travel experienced people, who want to experience an authentic Africa off the beaten path and are ready for a very individually planned and guided by two scientists travel in a small group – to pay an appropriate price – up to 12 people. A particular interest in scientific issues and openness to the contact with the local population is provided. Based on the experiences of the first two travel more activities are offered on foot and by boat and spent more nights in one place at the now offered travel 2017th A highlight is a half-day boat trip “in the footsteps of David Livingstone”, which starts in the Shire River and runs through the Malombe up in the Lake Malawi. In addition, it has been possible to reduce the travel price compared to 2016, with a simultaneous increase of overnight stays in very good lodges.
The proposed tour is offered in this form by any other tour operator. She lives primarily from the experience and the local contacts of the Frankfurt scientists who also respond to special requests and can make the program flexible. Since the trip also is offered in the green season and the lodges are very small, the participants of this journey the only visitors at the respective locations will often be. But it is precisely the remoteness of the region also makes its charm, but sometimes compromising comfort and service have to be accepted. An extension option offers the opportunity to relax on an island in Lake Malawi in one of the most eco-lodges in Africa.
Malawi Karonga Museum
Malawi Karonga Museum
The tour is conducted by renowned specialists Africa Elangeni African Adventures in Bad Homburg who books the flights. All participants will receive a security certificate on the booked trip. The tour operator has up to 700 € per person on a donation account at the Goethe University. The money is the Cultural and Museum Centre in Karonga (CMCK), Northern Malawi, supported, the participants will learn about their trip. These funds are the staff of the museum, the maintenance of the exhibition and research and education projects in Malawi supports (
It is for the possibility under the case of direct payment of a donation to the Goethe University Tagged “Museum Malawi” to reduce the payable by you price. By detecting a donation payment prior to maturity of the last tranche of of them amount to be paid to up to 700 EUR can be reduced. You get in this case a tax-deductible donation receipt / tax receipt at the Goethe University.
Further information about the itinerary and accommodation can be found here:

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The number of participants is limited to 12 people due to the hotel situation in Malawi, early registration is strongly recommended.

contact address:
Dr. Stefan Schmid
Manager / Coordinator
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Africa (ZIAF) /
Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies
Goethe University
Grüneburgplatz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. + 49 69 79832097/79825402